- The list below includes 107 free or cheap things to do in or near Austin, Texas, including 78 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Historic Districts, Landmarks and Music Venue.
- From Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail to Town Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Austin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Dripping Springs and Round Rock.
Magics Theater and Museum Austin MoreLess Info
Entire families can explore the museum that features props used by famous magicians, and enjoy magic shows in the theater
Fed from underground springs and measuring almost 3-acres in size, Barton Springs Pool, has been attracting swimmers to its natural water for decades. Now listed as a federally protected habitat, the pool is open for year round swimming.
The Chapel Dulcinea offers guests the opportunity to schedule a wedding at a scenic setting. The location features stone benches and an extended patio area for guests to sit at during both the service and the reception.
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Pinballz Arcade is a 13,000 square foot arcade offering over 200 arcade games, featuring both classic and new games. The arcade also maintains an in-house cafe and is available for private party hosting.
From its beginnings as a rural country road in the 1850's, South Congress Avenue, has transformed into one of the hippest, most eclectic neighborhood in Austin. Now, it is lined with unique shops, popular restaurants, and live music venues.
Outdoor lovers have been visiting Mount Bonnell since the 1850's, for hiking, viewing the natural beauty of the area and picnicking. Sitting 800 feet over the city of Austin, hike the 100 steps to the top for a breath-taking view.
Spanning a total of 31 acres in total, the Zilker Botanical Garden is a botanical garden filled with unique and picturesque flowers and other vegetation. The garden is also a popular location for events like weddings and receptions.
Austin's 6th Street hosts a multi-block party every weekend as the location that is often attended by students of the University of Texas. Visitors can listen to music at a variety of clubs or consume alcoholic beverages at other bars.
Organizing expeditions down the Colorado Rivers, Live Love Paddle offers visitors the chance to see city landmarks like the Congress Avenue Bridge with riverfront views. Each tour last 2 hours and includes a kayak rental.
Named after the president that succeeded John F. Kennedy, the LBJ Presidential Library features forty-five million pages of historical documents and over 643 hours of recorded telephone conversations involving Lyndon Johnson and his associates. Unlike with most libraries, visitors must pay to enter this site.